By Emma Sanders
Tottenham have been dealt a minor blow ahead of their next Premier League fixture against Leicester on Saturday as Andy King has been confirmed as available.
The Leicester midfielder will be ready for selection when the champions travel to White Hart Lane on Saturday, providing the visitors with a boost.
King was considered a major doubt after he limped off during his side’s 3-1 victory against Crystal Palace last weekend.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 27, 2016
The 27 year-old will be fit to face Tottenham though as manager, Claudio Raneiri confirmed in Thursday’s pre-match press conference and can be heard in a video posted on Twitter by the club’s official website.
He has also been struggling with a shin injury which he picked up against Copenhagen in the Champions League but King is an important part of Leicester’s midfield and will bring added strength in their clash against Spurs.
Leicester will be without Nampalys Mendy, Ben Chilwell and Matty James for the game at White Hart Lane so King’s involvement is even more influential.
The midfielder has made nine appearances this season, including six games in the league and will be expected to feature this weekend.
Tottenham currently sit in fourth place, just one point off leaders Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool and will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten league record.
Leicester are out of the top ten, in 12th place having taken just 11 points from their opening nine Premier League fixtures.
In other Tottenham news, Moussa Dembele has been axed from the best possible starting XI to face Leicester City.